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Colin Patterson: A key late twentieth-century establishment Darwin skeptic

The paleontologist is credited with starting a “revolution.” But then the tenured fossils struck back. If you have ever wondered whether a lot of establishment thinking was blithering nonsense, spare a kind thought for Colin Patterson… Read More ›

Colin Patterson: Can you tell me anything about evolution that is true?

Further to the story we noted last night, that possibly one-third of biologists now question Darwinism, this might be a good time to bring up Colin Patterson (1933-1998) again. He was a senior paleontologist at the British Museum of Natural History and he offered an awkward question to colleagues one day: “Can you tell me anything you know about evolution, any one thing, any one thing that is true?” He began to sense something amiss over forty years ago and this is the audio and transcript of a lecture he gave before the Systematics Discussion Group at the American Museum of Natural History, New York City in 1981: (two parts, transcript follows, courtesy Access Research Network): The question is: Can Read More ›